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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • El Paso
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

two interviewers total, one per interview

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Interviewer 1 was an MD cardiologist- I see that you like art and played the violin, tell me about this, and why do you think many scientists are into the arts? Then he asked me about my SAT... Which I thought was weird since I have been out of high school for almost 10 years... Interviewer 2 was a PhD in physiology- I see that you got your masters degree, tell me about your research. Both asked about why medicine and why Tech El Paso..." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Interviewer 1 was an MD cardiologist- How do you know you can handle medical school? Interviewer 2 was a PhD in physiology- How do you handle failure." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Interviewer 1 was an MD cardiologist- What specialty will you go into? Interviewer 2 was a PhD in physiology- He didnt ask me many questions... He basically asked me a few and then moved on to telling me about how amazing the school was. It was nice." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Interviewer 1 was an MD cardiologist- What do you think about technology in the classroom, and why is it bad. He then told me about how he hated his students bringing their laptops to class... Interviewer 2 was a PhD in physiology- Where do you think the future of medicine is heading, and how will you be a part of it? Not as hard as it sounded at first since I have done a lot of medical research so I was able to give him a direct answer based in my field..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Interviewer 1 was an MD cardiologist- Nothing hard really, he was really nice and told me about his life and how he became a cardiologist. He was a year from his third time trying to retire, so he had a lot of wisdom for me. Interviewer 2 was a PhD in physiology- What will you do when one of your patients dies and you have to tell their family? How will you deal with them being mad at you for not being able to save their family member? Luckily, I work in trauma right now, so I had a good answer I think." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is small, but really nice. Its new and very high tech." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area of El Paso is not that nice and looks kind of old. The laptops they give you are old and bulky looking. Also, you pay for them and have to give them back when you finish school!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I was still impressed by the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"None. It was a great interview day!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

El paso airport... ELP

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2010

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing really, they were amazing." Report Response

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